Michael Pulli, chief executive officer of Pace PLC, joined the board of directors of Liberty Lake-based Itron, effective Jan. 1. Pulli brings nearly 15 years of executive leadership, international business experience and strategy development to the position.
"Mike Pulli will bring tremendous experience and insights to Itron's board," said Jon Eliassen, chairman of Itron's board of directors. "We look forward to benefiting from his longstanding leadership in the broadband industry and his wealth of knowledge in delivering advanced technologies and services."
Pulli joined Pace in 2004. He was appointed CEO in December 2011 after nearly eight years as president of Pace Americas.
Prior to joining Pace, Pulli was CEO of broadcasting company Digital Latin America and previously spent eight years at Motorola in various senior management positions, including vice president of international operations.
Slawter opens insurance office
A branch of American Family Insurance opened in recently in the Albertson plaza, 1314 N. Liberty Lake Road. Vince Slawter is the agent at the location.
For more information, contact the office at 255-5757.
Principal on Parade contest seeking entries
STCU and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are holding a Principal on Parade contest to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
The organizations are soliciting entries for elementary school principals. The contest winner will ride on a float with his or her school principal in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15 in Spokane. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will also give the winner's school a $1,000 prize.
Entry forms are available on the STCU website and can be mailed to Principal Contest, Kids Newspaper, P.O. Box 8293, Spokane, WA 99203.
All entries are due Feb. 14, with the winner announced in March.
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